Palazzo dei Priori Tarquinia

The Palazzo dei Priori probably used to be the old town hall of Tarquinia before it was moved to its current seat. The building itself nowadays hosts the Ceramics Museum of the city.

Palazzo dei Priori Tarquinia

Address, opening times and ticket price

The address of the building is Via delle Torri – 01016 Tarquinia. Tel. (+39) 0766 858194.

History and description

Palazzo dei Priori Tarquinia
Palazzo dei Priori

Although it is likely that the building played a major role in the history of the city, there is no evidence anywhere that it was actually the Palazzo dei Priori. It consists of a number of joined private buildings, plus four towers, all dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. The two side towers make the palace look enormous.

Since 1971, part of the palazzo is owned by the Società Tarquiniense d’Arte e Storia (STAS). The part belonging to the STAS , with the entrance in the Via delle Torri, houses the Ceramics Museum (Museo della Ceramica d’uso a Corneto), while the other side (Via dell’Archetto) is often used for cultural events.

The part of the palazzo not owned by the STAS is private property.

Palazzo dei Priori, Tarquinia

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